6 Day Crete & Santorini Goddess Yoga Retreat

  • 6 Day Crete & Santorini Goddess Yoga Retreat
  • 6 Day Crete & Santorini Goddess Yoga Retreat

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6 Day Crete & Santorini Goddess Yoga Retreat Imagine having an amazing week in Greece, visiting 2 of the most beautiful islands, Crete and Santorini, experiencing alchemic goddess yoga while reweaving ancestral stories, and other deity practices, such as swim at the Mediterranean and Libyan Sea, volcano tour & swim in hot springs, private sailing & hammam, ancient temples pilgrimage, chilling nights, cacao ceremonies, and vegetarian traditional meals. It is happening and we would love for you to be a part of it. It is a divine experience you have now a unique chance to live it. Design your future, re-establish your life purpose, witnessing new ways of mindful existing, embodying them to your daily life, find new intends by cultivating the sense of belonging by knowing your full heritage, learning wisdom from goddesses of the past. If you need new ways of existing and want answers about 'who you can transform to' and 'who you can really be', changing the old question of 'who you really are', this retreat will provide you with the sacred wisdom you were seeking for, moving to more free and expressional forms of embodiment. In our rituals, you will have the chance to remember the forgotten ones in your lineage. The mythical birthplace of the minotaur and home to the ancient labyrinth, Crete is an important archeological site of the world, but there is so much more to see beyond that, too. The coastline of the island is littered with some of the finest beaches in the region (sands as smooth as silk), while sailing is also a popular past-time of those who vacation in Crete, so besides the yoga activities, you are going to have fun with this activity too. Brace yourself for fabulous Santorini Island chosen by many as the most spectacular of the Greek islands. Gaze in wonder at the submerged Caldera, the epicentre of what is probably the biggest volcanic eruption in recorded history. One side of the island is balanced on the edge of the Caldera while the other side is flat and contains many beaches of which there are white, red and black! Come enjoy sacred grouping, juicy Goddess Vinyasa flow, private sailing and hammam, visiting the most amazing ecotourism places, living a healthy lifestyle and deep bonding with minded-like yogis. Essential for recreating your life story embodied rituals are: -Visiting 2 amazing greek islands, Crete and Santorini -Dynamic Gdddess Yoga in the morning and Yin yoga in the sunset, ecstatic dance, mindfulness and meditation. In these sessions, you will experience new flowidity, global deities wisdom, sacred flows, and practices alongside with mindful approaches, appropriate for beginners or even passionate yogis. -Ecotours at some of the most famous beaches and sites familiarizing with the local culture and history -Connection with ancestors energy and stories with sightseeing -Private Hammam -Private Sailing (or a holistic massage if the weather doesn't allow it) -Staying at beautiful accommodations in an greek island setting -Days in Crete could be filled also with the extra healings of holistic massage and Theta Healing by trained healers. With these carefully selected rituals, you can feel free from limitations and relieve your greatness and uniqueness, hear and feel your desires, and learn to express your strength and femininity. You will be allowed to find recent or long-forgotten psychological blocks and tensions that affect life severely limiting it in order to heal them through archetypal holotropic patterns. You will get the tools needed to approach the yoga goal, 'returning to the whole' by liberating your conscientiousness. This retreat might appeals more to women, but men can benefit from it as well, finding less stressful, competitive, or goal-oriented ways of practicing and finally living. Women and men feel ready to feel an embodied co-creator, activate your feminine energy inside you, as you know your soul has no gender and you are all carrying feminine as well as masculine qualities along with the need to cultivate some of them more than others. Men as well are welcome to learn the tools to help them express their inner desires, find their relaxed, fluid, sensational, intimate, and changeable energy within them. PROGRAM OF THE RETREAT: IN CRETE (4 days in June or 6 days in August): 1st to 4th day (June) or 1st to 6th day (August) *Every morning including the departure day (except the arrival day) takes place 90' vinyasa yoga from about 7:30 - 9:30 am. *Around 9:30 - 11:00 am. you can expect an intensive breakfast/brunch consisting of tea, smoothie bowls, vegan pancakes, and fresh local fruits. *Three excursions with guidance will take place while in Crete, visiting minoan sites and some of the most famous eco-beaches of the world. *The amazing island's beaches invite you to take personal time, swim and relax. *Depending on the weather, there is as scheduled one private 3 hour-sailing for the group of the retreat and a private beach for mindfulness practice. The time of the sailing depends on the weather and the program. %If the weather doesn't allow this, then a 60' holistic massage will be experienced in a spa at the Old Town, 5' walking from our Boutique Hotel. This is also essential to rejuvenate and tone the body from sun exposure and daily trips. So, we advise you to take this opportunity choosing the time and the type of the massage you need in the case private sailing will finally be allowed by the weather (which is most probable). *There is also going to be one private 35'-hammam at the same spa. *1 Old Town tour will take place with guidance. *1 lunch with traditional dishes will wait for us either indoors ordered in the Boutique Hotel or outdoors while in excursion. %In the afternoon/evening from about 6.00 - 8.00 pm. a 60' mindfulness yoga will take place either outdoors while in an excursion or in our outdoor terrace at the Boutique Hotel. %The day finishes with some chilling and star view in our private terrace, city walking or whatever each one wants to sense, as the time is totally free and absolutely personal. One night there is a cacao ceremony. IN SANTORINI (2 days in June & August): Day 1 in Santorini *7:15 Departure from Rethimno with luxurious Superferry *Breakfast on board (included) *Arrival on Santorini at the port of Athinios *The buses depart from Athinios escorted by guides who will provide information considering the island and its history. *Visit to Oia, Fira and Kamari (included). Free time. *Lunch outside (not included) *Transfer to hotel overnight (Fira or Kamari according to availability): plenty of time at your disposal for walking around, shopping and admiring over Caldera. You also have the chance to enjoy the night-life of the island. *Evening Yoga Practice in the hotel (only 1 practice that day) Day 2 in Santorini *Around 7:00-9:00 am. Morning Yoga Practice in the hotel (only 1 practice that day) *Morning free, breakfast outside (not included) *In the midday: Departure from hotel to Volcano. Tour of the volcano round trip (included). *Lunch outside (not included) *Around 6.00 pm. departure from Santorini heading to Crete *Dinner on board (included) & relaxation with music *Around 9.30 pm. arrival at Heraklion and departure for the airport or optionally vacations extension either in Crete or Santorini RETREAT LOCATION: -During the retreat in June, you will stay in Rethimno city in Crete island, for 4 days/4nights, and in Santorini island for 2 days/1 night. -During the retreat in August, you will stay in Rethimno city in Crete island, for 7 days/7nights, and in Santorini island for 2 days/1 night. The mythical birthplace of the minotaur and home to the ancient labyrinth, Crete is an important archeological site of the world, but there is so much more to see beyond that, too. The coastline of the island is littered with some of the finest beaches in the region (sands as smooth as silk), while sailing is also a popular past-time of those who vacation in Crete, so besides the yoga activities, you are going to have fun with this activity too. Santorini is such a beautiful place that many couples choose it as their honeymoon destination. As a yoga destination, Santorini can be even more magical. It consists of an entire group of islands with rugged coastlines, overlooking an underwater volcanic crater that shaped their unique beauty. The whitewashed houses of the fishing villages that are ending abruptly over the high coastlines make Santorini unforgettable as well. HIGHLIGHTS: -6 days / 5 nights (June) or 8 days / 7 nights (August) accommodation -6 days (June) or 8 days (August) of instruction suitable for all levels and both genders -Daily yoga suitable for all levels (twice in Crete, 1 session daily in Santorini) -Excursions, visiting the best beaches of the world & amazing sites -1 sailing of 3 hours & meditation in a 50metres private beach (if the weather allows or a 60' holistic massage instead) (in Crete) -1 private 35' hammam in a private room enjoying a unique experience of a renovated old Turkish Hammam of a bygone era (in Crete) -Ceremonial cacao nights chillin at a spacy terrace with splendid galaxy starry sky (in Crete) -Free personal time exploring the beaches & beautiful city walkings -Chilling at nights in a hotel rooftop with cacao ceremony under a starry sky in Crete -Chilling at Fira in Santorini enjoying the view of Caldera -Chilling at Oia in Santorini admiring the carved houses on the rock, the narrow streets and the most famous sunset of the world -1 meal daily (breakfast in Crete and breakfast the 1st day & dinner the 2nd day in Santorini) SKILL LEVEL: Beginner Intermediate Advanced YOGA STYLES: Vinyasa Restorative Mindfulness SPOKEN LANGUAGES: English, Greek ACCOMMODATION IN CRETE: Smaragdi Boutique Hotel, Rethimno, Old Town Smaragdi literally means “Emerald” (Smaragdi). A real emerald on the road of sand, the house of Aga, a gift to Fatma's wife! For her eyes alone! To view the sea unimpeded. A crossroad of civilizations in Rethymnon, inhabited by Minoans, Arabs, Byzantines, Venetians, Turks. All of them brought a cultural mood, a story. In the ancient city of Rithymna, today in Rethimno, after the liberation of the city by Nikiforos Phokas, the twelve erls came here to be established, and so they were built on Sabbionara's "Sand Road" Venetians, the most beautiful and big houses of the city. After city's conquest by the Turks, according to the myth, Agas, for the dreamer Fatma, the first shop was built on the sandy street, in front of the mansions in the middle of the 18th century. By the middle of the 19th century, all the beautiful sandy beach of Sampionara had been built by two stories and three stories houses of Aga-s. Such a home with an aroma of the East is Smaragdi Boutique Hotel, which is mercilessly housed in the eternal to enchant and travel in space and time. Smaragdi Boutique Hotel is located in the heart of the Old Town, on the beach of Rethimno. Its current owners, with respect and love in tradition, transformed the old home into a favorite, modern and comfortable space with all the comforts and impressive luxury. There is access to a veranda with stone benches, old jars and a magnificent view of the castle, the bell tower, and the town. Cretan breakfast can be served in the veranda or in your room. We can provide a laptop upon request. Proud winner of "Travel and Hospitality Awards 2019" as the best Boutique Hotel in Greece. The four suites can accommodate up to twelve people and invite you to the secrets of the Cretan hospitality. 1. Lighthouse. Our bridal suite. The first hotel built in Rethymno was named Eleftheria. With unobstructed views of the old and new harbor, the eye ends in Crete. Like Fatma's eyes. 2. Ammos. An astounding room of today, a hill of 4 people, right on the sandy road. 3. Minibar. Single room with city views. Just in front of you, there is the Metropolis and in the background a minaret. 4. Uranus. A 4-person apartment with a view of the sky and with a sea breeze! Everything you could need is located within walking distance: cafés, traditional taverns, bars, supermarket, pharmacies and lots of shops. ACCOMMODATION IN SANTORINI: Depending on availability the accommodation will be in one the follow hotels: -Hotel Aura-Kamari -Hotel Erato-Fira -Hotel Sunrise-Fira -Hotel New Haroula-Fira -Hotel Thirassia-Fira We know which hotel is available at the departure day in Santorini. The participants can't choose the accommodation in Santorini, it is organised according to the availability and is included in the package. HOW TO GET HERE & HOW TO LEAVE FROM HERE: The retreat starts is Crete, so if you are coming by airplane there are 2 airports to choose: Chania International Airport ("Ioannis Daskalogiannis") (CHQ), 1 hour Heraklion International Airport (HER), 1.5 hours Another way to reach Crete is by ferries from Athens (Piraeus) or from Santorini. You can choose where to finish your retreat either in Santorini or in Heraklion, so book return flights or boat from the relevant airports or harbours. The following dietary requirement(s) are served and/or catered for: Vegetarian If you have special dietary requirements it's a good idea to communicate it to the organiser when making a reservation THINGS TO DO OPTIONAL: Holistic massage (in Crete) Theta healing (in Crete) WHA'TS INCLUDED IN THE PACKAGE: -6 nights (June) or 7 nights (August) accommodation in Crete and Santorini -6 days (June) or 7 days (August) of instruction suitable for all levels and both genders -Daily yoga suitable for all levels -Excursions, visiting the best ecobeaches of the world & minoan sites -1 private sailing with a 10m boat & meditation in a 50metres private beach (if the weather allows or a 60' holistic massage instead) -1 private hammam in a private room enjoying a unique experience of a renovated old Turkish Hammam of a bygone era -Cacao ceremony -Free personal time exploring the beaches, having beautiful town walkings, etc. -1 meal daily (breakfast in Crete and 1 meal daily in Santorini, breakfast on board the 1st day and dinner on board the 2nd day) MEALS INCLUDED: IN CRETE: Breakfast daily (except the arrival day) 1 Brunch while in Private Sailing IN SANTORINI: 1 breakfast on board the 1st day, 1 dinner on board the 2nd day WHAT'S NOT INCLUDED: -Airport transfers (it can be arranged with extra cost) -Flights -Travel insurance -Lunch, Dinner (you will be guided to some affordable/value for money local tavernas for delicious traditional foods) CANCELLATION POLICY: A reservation requires a deposit of 100% of the total price. The deposit is fully refundable 60 days prior the retreat, if the booking is cancelled. ROOMS TYPE AVAILABILITY in Crete: Shared double Shared triple Private double in Santorini: Shared double PRACTICAL INFO: -Check in (in Crete) From 12 p.m. -It is necessary to bring your passport or have a photo of your passport in your cellphone, as it should be shown for the private sailing and the island excursions. -It is recommended to journal your insights at the end of the day. Departure from Heraclion after arrival from Santorini at 11pm/23.00 INSTRUCTOR & GUIDING: Eva Kirmizaki A Seeker/Explorer, Achiever/Performer and a Dreamer by nature, Eva organizes spiritual retreats, because she regards she is on a spiritual mission. Creating healing groups with the basic tool of Yoga, is something she feels as her inner call and a conclusion of years of preparation that has lead her exactly here. Practicing Yoga since 2004, teaching Yoga since 2013, leading Yoga Teacher Trainings since 2017, organising EcoRetreats since 2015, owning and leading the Yoga Alliance registered school 'Yoga & More' settled in Rethimno City in Greece, Eva uses Yoga wisdom with respect as an embodiment tool to transform beliefs and ways of living. She has more than 1000 hours teaching experience in: hatha, vinyasa, family & kids yoga, meditation, restorative yoga. She has attended so far three 200-hour yoga teacher trainings (from 2013 to 2017), one of which in Prana Vinyasa by Shiva Rea, her crucial teacher that has inspired her more at the way she teaches. She is also a certified Theta Healer, the method established by Vianna Stibal and also holds a Reiki degree. She has studied Greek Philology and has attended masters in Teaching Methodology with specialization in Womens Education. Ever since, she got sensitive about the womens education issue. That has lately lead her to the wisdom of various women archetypes throughout the world, through which she asks self-realization and ultimate liberation. Starting as a teacher from the Hatha Yoga path and the current Vinyasa trend and then following her own expressional ways and her unique imprint into the world, she now acts as a dakini combining various teachings from various philosophies, such as buddhism & tantric philosophy, hatha, mindfulness, congitive-behavioral psychology, ecology psychology, archetypes, etc., so that she never stops experimenting with new tools in her teachings to promote spiritual awakening, love, and wholeness. Her greater accomplishment she regards so far as a teacher is the creation of a co-evoluted, committed local community of students since her teaching journey has begun. She offers yoga to villas & hotels and to the locals and travelers from all over the world at her local yoga studio. She is also a blogger in 2 owned blogs, one with general educational subjects with more than 2.2 millions views (http://anti-researcher.blogspot.com/) and one more new, with yoga subjects with more that 40 thousands views (http://yogarethimno.blogspot.com). Her new IG account is @eva_yoga_greece1

Includes

-6 nights (June) or 7 nights (August) accommodation in Crete and Santorini -6 days (June) or 7 days (August) of instruction suitable for all levels and both genders -Daily yoga suitable for all levels -Excursions, visiting the best ecobeaches of the world & minoan sites -1 private sailing with a 10m boat & meditation in a 50metres private beach (if the weather allows or a 60' holistic massage instead) -1 private hammam in a private room enjoying a unique experience of a renovated old Turkish Hammam of a bygone era -Cacao ceremony -Free personal time exploring the beaches, having beautiful town walkings, etc. -1 meal daily (breakfast in Crete and 1 meal daily in Santorini, breakfast on board the 1st day and dinner on board the 2nd day)

Excludes

-Airport transfers (it can be arranged with extra cost) -Flights -Travel insurance -Lunch, Dinner (you will be guided to some affordable/value for money local tavernas for delicious traditional foods)

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